Named Lecture:
176. Joseph E. Smadel Lecture
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 3:30 PM-4:15 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom (East-West)

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the role of mass communication media in informing the public about major outbreaks of infectious diseases
  • appraise the role of the media in disseminating public health recommendations in communities
  • critique the advantages and disadvantages of the media’s impact in transmission of information about infectious diseases

Target Audience: Vaccinologists, Scientists, Researchers, Public Health Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Microbiologists, Lab Personnel, Investigators, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Infectious Diseases Pediatricians, Infection Preventionists, Hospital Epidemiologists, Hospital Administrators, HIV Specialists, HIV Clinicians, Health Care Workers, Fellows-in-Training, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Global ID, Investigative ID, HIV, Pediatric ID, Adult ID

Moderator:  Liise-anne Pirofski, MD, FIDSA, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


3:30 PM
The Media and Infectious Diseases
William Schaffner, MD

CME Credits: Maximum of 0.75 hours of Category 1 credit possible

ACPE Credits: ACPE 0.75 knowledge-based contact hours (0.075 CEU) of Pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0461-9999-11-103-L05-P


L. A. Pirofski, None

W. Schaffner, None

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